Jake Gyllenhaal and Rooney Mara went for a walk together in New York yesterday. Now everyone’s wondering whether or not they’re dating. Descriptions like this, direct from the photo agency releasing these shots, certainly help:

Actors and rumored new couple Jake Gyllenhaal & Rooney Mara were seen out and about together in Soho, New York City, New York on June 18, 2016. The two were deep in conversation and Rooney couldn't take her eyes off of Jake.

Were they rumoured before these pictures came out? Or did the rumours only start after these pictures came out? I don’t remember hearing anything about Jakey and Rooney being a possibility. So who or what would the connection have been? Both are pretty well connected in Hollywood, it could be anyone. But I’m going to say… David Fincher.

On Photo Assumption? Based only on photos there doesn’t seem to be anything more than friendship happening here, although Jake and Rooney could totally be the anti-Swoki. Because for all the enthusiasm of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, isn’t the “aloof” Rooney Mara the exact opposite? For every coordinated Swoki dance move, there’s a corresponding Jake-Rooney sulk. For every Swoki windswept walk on the beach, there’s a matching Jake-Rooney scowl. For every Swoki Manhattan handhold, a Jarooney Brooklyn pap dodge. Are we in?